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Posted on 13th October 2020 by Julie Marsh

Julie Marsh spoke to Steven Smith, treasurer and peer support champion at the Cauda Equina Champions Charity

Living with CES | Interview with Steven Smith | Boyes Turner Interviews

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Key points of this webinar

Julie and Steven spoke about, 

  • Definition of Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • The symptoms Steven had in the lead up to his diagnosis
  • The treatment Steven received
  • Day to day life as someone living with CES
  • Support and ongoing care
  • The effects of CES on families and loved ones
  • Ongoing symptoms
  • Tips on remaining positive
  • Support, advice and charities available for others who suffer with CES 

For more information about the Cauda Equina Champions Charity visit their website:

Julie’s accreditations

"I am overwhelmed"
After a medical mishap, I was left in hospital for several days without treatment, and suffered sepsis and septic shock. Placed in a coma and on life support, my family were told that I would not survive. I did survive and very gradually I got a little better and three major and intrusive operations followed, leaving me weak, in pain, unable to work,unable to do housework, gardening, driving, walking my dogs swimming or socialising as I had been used to.It is now almost six years since this happened to me. I was a healthy happy individual before this. It was devastating and is still hard to come to terms with and the health issues and weaknesses that remain are a constant reminder.However, through your skills and hard work you have secured a substantial settlement for me and I am overwhelmed. I am now able to make adaptions and purchases for my home that will make my life a little easier and more comfortable. Without your support, I would never have been able to achieve this. Importantly the failings of medics have been highlighted and my wish is that this leads to better training to ensure others do not suffer as I have.
"Professional and caring "
This has been a horrendous time for us, losing our daughter and then losing her husband but Boyes Turner have been our rock through it all and helped us to carry on and take care of our daughter’s two girls. They were very understanding and professional.
"Won medical negligence"
I won my case with the help of Boyes Turner. Prior to doing my research and finding Boyes Turner I tried a different company that you see advertised on the telly for medical negligence, they said that the defendant did everything correctly and left it as that but I knew that wasn’t right, I continued to try other companies but they didn’t want to know. I then researched companies that can specialise in meningitis medical negligence and that’s when I found this company. From the get-go they were absolutely amazing and Julie was assigned to my case. Julie is an amazing woman, I could contact her as and when I needed/wanted and she was always on hand to help clarify or break down anything that I didn’t understand, she was always happy to answer my questions. If Julie wasn’t in the office her team was also on hand to help with anything I needed. Always guaranteed a fast response. My case was ongoing through the pandemic which made it difficult to go out to see a specialist but Julie and her team were working very hard to make meetings happen and organised alternative ways to make them happen. All the people I’ve come across throughout my case have been so lovely. They all want the best outcome for you and get the compensation you deserve. Thank you, Julie and team.
I am very grateful and thankful for the support of the Boyes Turner team, especially Julie Marsh, Tara and Mr.Perfect. They were absolutely professional and caring whilst dealing with my late husband's case, which proved to be quite complex. All worked diligently to uncover the truth and bring the evidence to bear. I was continuously informed and felt totally supported throughout the process. So happy I was their client.